Foundation / Corporation
United States-Japan Foundation (USJF)
Grants to USA and Japan nonprofit organizations for initiatives, exchanges, and studies related to US-Japan policy. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application. The purpose of this program is to respond to policy-related needs as identified by practitioners and experts in the US-Japan policy studies field. The Foundation is open to innovative projects.
Policy projects the Foundation supports:
- Emphasize research over dialogue
- Have lasting impact and practical relevance to US-Japan policymakers
- Encourage growth, education and interaction of younger scholars and policymakers in both countries
- Disseminate results widely
- Focus on the long term as opposed to addressing the “issue of the moment.” Areas of current interest are:
1. National Interest / Foreign Policy
2. Nationalism(s)/National Identities
3. Energy and the Environment
4. Managing Globalization
5. Understanding Institutions
6. US-Japan Trade and Economic Relations
For further information these focus areas, please see the URL for Full Text (RFP) below.
The Foundation actively seeks out the best quality projects in service to the Foundation’s mission, regardless of issue area. Therefore, the above Policy Program Description is not meant to be exhaustive or exclusionary. The Foundation is always looking for unique approaches to improving the US-Japan relationship.
GrantWatch ID#: 150595
The Foundation only makes grants on an annual basis. Proposals can indicate an interest in multi-year funding, but should focus on one year at a time. Approved projects that initially indicated an interest in multi-year support would need to submit renewal proposals for future support.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Letters of Inquiry may be written in either Japanese or English and could be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Daniel Tani
Director of Foundation Grants
The United States-Japan Foundation
145 East 32nd Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10016
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